January 15, 2017
- 7:00 PM
January 15, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
January 16, 2017
- 11:00 AM
Michael Raymond Olson, age 64, of Hillsboro, ND, passed away peacefully at Sanford Hospital in Fargo on Thursday, January 12, 2017.
Michael Raymond was born on October 7, 1952, the son of Gerald and Peggy Olson at Grand Rapids, MN, and moved around in several different towns in North Dakota before making their home in Hillsboro. Mike grew up and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1971. He worked for Arnie Gilbertson at Skelly’s Gas Station, later for the City of Hillsboro, and for American Crystal Sugar where he took early retirement after 22 years of service. He battled medical issues for the past 14 years.
Michael was united in marriage to Nancy Qualley and they had two children. He was proud to serve his country in the United States Army National Guard for seven years. Throughout the years, Mike loved to bowl and play softball until his health prevented. He was an avid Sioux fan. Mike loved all of his family dearly, and his four special grand children were his pride and joy.
Michael is survived by his wife Nancy of Hillsboro; his son, Charles “Chip” (Angie) Olson of Battle Lake, MN; his daughter, Crystal (Tom) Ellis of White Settlement, TX; his grandchildren, Ashley (Kyle) Thompson, Dustin, Kaylie, and Alyssa; and his mother, Peggy Olson of Hillsboro. He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Olson; his grandparents, Salam and Swan Olson and David and Anna Bushaw.
VISITATION: 5-7 PM Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro – and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Monday
PRAYER SERVICE: 7 PM Sunday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 AM Monday, January 16, 2017 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro
BURIAL: Riverside Cemetery in Hillsboro at a later date